Tag Archives: young wizards series

Martian Magic, Monoliths, and Mallards

Two Necromancers, a Bureaucrat, and an Elf, by L.G. Estrella – This author has written quite a bit of self-published material, much of it in the humorous fantasy and science fiction vein, but this is the first one I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Overbooked

Song of Edmon, by Adam Burch – I was able to get the Kindle version of this book for free, and found it worth reading. The first novel by Burch, who’s otherwise a classically trained but not particularly well-known actor, … Continue reading

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Eliminate the Negative

I wish I could put a “post no bills” sticker on my windshield, because it’s annoying when people put advertising flyers on there. Still, one that I got recently gave me the idea for this post, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Wizards and Wildlife

Wizard’s Holiday, by Diane Duane – The seventh book in the Young Wizards series has Nita and Kit visiting the seemingly utopian planet of Alaalu, and realizing that there is something going on beneath the pleasant surface. At the same … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of the Christ

I’ve recently come across several comments on a recent essay that tries to define fantasy as a distinctly Christian genre. Both J.L. Bell and Vorjack at Unreasonable Faith have brought it up, and my immediate reaction was to dismiss the … Continue reading

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Fighting Disbelief and Disease

A Million Miles from Here Is Oz, by Chris Dulabone – I’ll bet you thought there weren’t any more Oz books I could possibly have left to read. Well, you thought wrong, but I AM running out of titles I … Continue reading

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I Still Read Books

The Homeward Bounders, by Diana Wynne Jones – This book adapts the idea of gods playing games with mankind, except here they’re not really gods, but demonic beings known as Them who banish anyone who interferes with their games to … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Some Magic

High Wizardry, by Diane Duane – The third book in the Young Wizards series finds Nita’s brainy sister Dairine becoming a wizard, transporting herself across galaxies, and creating life with help from a computer. As the book was written in … Continue reading

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Shark Eat

Deep Wizardry, by Diane Duane – The second book in the Young Wizards stories takes protagonists Nita and Kit under the sea to help a group of whale magicians sing a song to prevent destruction at the hands of the … Continue reading

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Young Fresh Wizards

So You Want to Be a Wizard, by Diane Duane – This is the first book in the Young Wizard series, which I read based on Amy‘s recommendation. A girl named Nita discovers a book on wizardry, and joins up … Continue reading

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